We were so excited to hear that there's now an updated version of a classic book by H.A. Rey (creator of Curious George)!
This book is fabulous -- full of star charts, a guide to the constellations for kids, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky. Recent changes have been incorporated (such as Pluto's status) while retaining the book's enduring charm.
This book is definitely not flashy, but it is a great, clearly written and illustrated resource. School Library Journal called it "an essential purchase." And the Horn Book review called it "A 'must' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own."
Interest Level: Gr. 4-6 DRA Level: 40 Lexile Measure: 850L
Grade Level Equiv: 5.8 Guided Reading: Q
Below are sample pages from inside this book. This is probably not the best pick for a read aloud, as the illustrations and text are quite small. But for individual browsing, the little details really draws the reader in and makes the text clear.
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